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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:33 pm 
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changed my LEDS in the cluster back to globes... and put the LEDS in where the blinkers, High beam indicator, and idiot lights are... looks really good!

I found the LEDS were a bit directional for the cluster dials, so I went back to the globes and my indicators and High Beam light were a bit dim during the day.. switched to the LEDs and they are now nice and bright and can be seen during the day much better!
Just nice to have a change :-)
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Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:04 pm 
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if the LED's beam is too tight, just file off a small portion of the top of the LED so its flat, (dont go too far) the beam will broaden out

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:16 am 
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are your indicators and that super bright at night now though?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:00 am 
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twr7cx wrote:
are your indicators and that super bright at night now though?

no actually! They were really dim before, (even at night) so its really just corrected it. Also, the indicator has gone from a grassy green colour to a turquoise colour. I plugged a globe and a LED in, and put the Hazards on, and the difference is quite marked. The LEDS light up immediately, while the globe was noticably slower to react also.

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if the LED's beam is too tight, just file off a small portion of the top of the LED so its flat, (dont go too far) the beam will broaden out

Will 1200 Wet and Dry be ok?
I might try this next time I have the Dash out, (this weekend hopefully, to replace the rest of the burnt out globes.)
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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:20 am 
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[/quote]Will 1200 Wet and Dry be ok?
I might try this next time I have the Dash out, (this weekend hopefully, to replace the rest of the burnt out globes.)[/quote]

yeah it will work, but will take u longer... i used 150 grit for mine... frost the whole LED and just flatten the top a little, that should do the trick...

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:42 am 
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The top is already flat.
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Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:26 pm 
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Already flat? Are you using a rectangular LED or the normal rounded ones?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:57 am 
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They are flat top cylindrical push in type leds... as per this link. http://www.ledshoponline.com/automotive_leds_wedge_bulb.htm

Its the T5 bulb
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